Geoff Grandfield combines professional life as an educator and illustration practitioner.
As an illustrator he has worked with major international publishers and newspapers, design studios, advertising and exhibition design.
Themes in his visual language centre on the visual communication of ideas, narrative and atmosphere, drawing on the cinematography of film noir, modernist graphic art and architectural expression. His hand-drawn chalk pastel process explores composition and tone to find expression for non-visual content.
As Associate Professor he leads the Illustration Animation Department at Kingston School of Art in London. He has held External Examiner and validation roles for 15 different U.K. Art Colleges including Edinburgh, Brighton, Camberwell, Bristol and Dundee.
As co-founder of ‘Mokita’, an illustration critical forum (since 2010), he has campaigned for the greater recognition of Illustration as a subject, discipline and practice and its importance for international visual culture.
V&A Illustration Award, overall winner
3×3 publishing Educator of the Year
five times Association of Illustrators Awards, book illustration category winner
two D&AD Yellow Pencils, best illustration series
National Art Library Illustration Award, commended winner
Waterstones Book Award, best book illustration